Development Director

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organization:Juvenile Rights Project, Inc.
position summary:

Juvenile Rights Project, Inc. is hiring a full-time Development Director. JRP is a non-profit law and advocacy firm in Portland, OR, which represents children in foster care and in the juvenile justice system. JRP advocates for children in the courtroom, in the legislature, and in public school systems. JRP’s SchoolWorks and Helpline programs provide direct assistance to court-involved and other vulnerable children and youth.

The Development Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of effective strategies to obtain contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Director will focus on building relationships, expanding our donor base and increasing community visibility for JRP.


• Cultivate and manage Board fundraising capacity and foster JRP staff participation in development activities • Work with Executive Director, Development Committee and Board to develop long-range, comprehensive strategic funding plan and fundraising priorities, as well as annual fundraising goals and strategies • Develop and grow individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign; cultivate major gifts; obtain sponsors for annual event • Research and identify fundraising sources and support the Board’s prospecting, cultivation and direct solicitation efforts • Plan and implement strategies for developing corporate sponsorships and corporate affinity relationships • Support organization’s grant seeking efforts and grant reporting • Work with the marketing committee to develop and implement marketing and public relations strategy

Salary / Pay Rate:$47,000-$56,000/yr. starting salary, DOE, plus health, dental, retirement, disability benefits. Paid sick and vacation leave.
Required Skills and Abilities:Qualifications • Minimum 5 years of successful development experience with individual donor development, giving programs and corporate sponsorships • Existing relationships in the Portland donor community are desirable • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships and work effectively with the Board, donors and JRP staff • Ability to manage multiple projects, facilitate interaction between multiple constituents, and meet deadlines • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative and creativity • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively • Demonstrated understanding of strategic development and ability to think strategically • Event planning skills and experience are desired • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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